A study on the legal philosophy of the Andalusian Sunni Islamic legal scholar, Abu Ishaq al-Shatibi (d. 790/1388), by Dr. Muhammad Khalid Masud. Into this admittedly difficult arena that is full of conflicting views enters Dr. Masud to lead us step by step in a fascinating way to what he considers the true import of Shatibi's views concerning Jurisprudence or usul al-fiqh. From all indications, this book should be considered the definitive work on al-Shatibi and his legal philosophy. Scholars of Islamic law and Islamicists generally are very much in debt to Dr. Masud for this major contribution.
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